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Colorado police search property of the missing woman’s fiancé

FILE – This missing person poster created by the Woodland Park Police Department shows Kelsey Berreth. Colorado police say they are searching the property of the missing woman’s fiancee. The search of Patrick Frazee property began Friday, Dec. 14, 2018, about three weeks after the 29-year-old was last seen. (Forest Park Police via AP, File)

DENVER – Colorado police are investigating the disappearance of a woman last seen on Thanksgiving Day was looking for her fiance’s property on Friday morning.

The police did not immediately have all the information about the purpose of the search at the property in the small community of Florissant, south of Denver. The police announced that they would hold a press conference Friday afternoon to provide updated information about the disappearance of the 29-year-old Kelsey Berreth.

Her disappearance has baffled her family and researchers. She was last seen on Thanksgiving Day, entering a grocery store with what seems to be her 1-year-old daughter in a baby carrier, in images captured on camera.

Patrick Frazee, and her fiance, told police the couple met each other somewhere in the afternoon, so that he could pick up the child from her. They do not live together.

The police said that the only sign of Berreth after that text messages from her mobile phone. Location data later suggested that by the Nov. 25 the phone was in Idaho, 800 miles (1,290 kilometers) of Berreth at home in the Colorado city of Woodland Park, about a 20-minute drive from Florissant.

Frazee has not been named as a suspect in the disappearance of Berreth, a pilot who works as a flight instructor for an air carrier. The public records show that property associated with Frazee the name in Florissant covers 35 acres (14 hectares).

Teller County Sheriff’s spokesman Commander Greg banks said Frazee was on the property when investigators arrived Friday morning to conduct the search. Bank said Frazee was not arrested.

Frazee’s attorney, Jeremy Loew, said in a statement that his client continues to cooperate with the investigation. Löw said Frazee was not asked to participate in the property search.

“We encourage the enforcement of the law to take any and all steps it deems necessary to find Kelsey Berreth and to be able to exclude Patrick Frazee as a possible suspect in this missing person investigation,” Löw said.

Löw had said previously that Frazee provided police with DNA samples and gave the researchers access to his mobile phone. The couple’s daughter remained with her father.

Frazee told the police Berreth last texted him on Nov. 25, Sunday, the day after Thanksgiving.

Her employer received a text message from her mobile phone that day say they plan to take the next week off.

A police investigation was opened Dec. 2 after Berreth’s mother asked for a welfare check of her daughter.

The police said that they are both of Berreth the cars outside her Woodland Park home.

The police also said Doss Aviation, Berreth employer responsible for all of their aircraft, and police have no reason to believe that they are someone else’s plane for a flight.

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